Smart Lipo Arms - how long so I can see any results?
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Thank you for your question.
It is important to be patient and discuss your concerns with your surgeon because they are most familiar with you anatomy and procedure. Swelling occurs in all patients after smartlipo and can take up to 3-4 months to resolve. Not every patient heals at the same rate, some heal quicker and some heal slower than others but it is important to remember that you will probably look bigger before you look smaller and that is simply due to swelling. Be sure to wear your compression garment for the period your surgeon recommends and follow a high protein, low sodium diet. Best of luck in your recovery.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
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Coolsculpting Provides Improvement in Body Contour That lasts!
Hello and thank-you for your question. Coolsculpting works on the basis that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than are surrounding tissues of the skin. During the Coolsculpting treatment the fat is cooled to cause cryolipolyis while carefully monitoring the temperature of the skin surface. The fat cells release their fat and shrink. Unlike liposuction where the fat is removed, the released fat is metabolized and eliminated by your body. The improvement can generally be seen at 3 weeks, but it typically takes 3 months to see the final result. Most people require more than one treatment depending on degree of improvement needed and expectations. We utilize the new Cool Advantage applicators which are much more comfortable and reduce treatment time to 35 minutes. We currently have 4 Coolsculpting machines and can offer "Dual Sculpting" which further reduces the treatment time. I recommend keeping in touch withe the office of your treating physician and regular follow-up for optimal results. Best wishes
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction -- ARM CONTOURING
It takes weeks to months to start to see the improvement in arms. At this time you should be getting massage therapy, RF treatments like venus legacy or exilis, and wearing compression. Best, Dr. Emer.
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Smart lipo arms
You are very early in the healing process. You should start to see some results in the first two weeks. All areas as patients heal differently. Follow instructions and keep close follow up with your plastic surgeon.
The lumpiness, swelling, itching and hardness after a surgery like you had typically persists at least 8 weeks after the surgery then slowly goes away. In my experience, daily massage of the hard areas makes the biggest difference in getting rid of it sooner rather than later. Staying away from salt will make a big difference in swelling. It can easily take 6 months or more to see results. Be sure to keep any scheduled follow up appointments you have with your surgeons for his evaluation and advice. Hope this helps.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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